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Friday Nite Videos | July 17, 2020

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What the Bronx ‘Bible Belt’ Election Results Tell Us

Ginia Bellafante New York Times
Will older, socially conservative voters care so much about culture-war issues in the midst of a pandemic? This Bronx election suggests political patterns might evolve more broadly among older voters in places like Florida and the Sun Belt.

Florida Loses Appeals Court Ruling on Felon Voting Law

Gary Fineout Politico
A defeat to Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature . . . A 2016study by The Sentencing Project estimated more than 1.4 million people living in Florida were ineligible to vote due to past felony convictions.

The Right-Wing War on American Voters

Bob Moser Right Wing Watch
Anyone who imagined, after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, that the Republican right had maxxed out the possibilities for suppressing the votes of people unlikely to vote for its candidates was sorely mistaken.

Florida Is Thwarting the Vote to Restore Felons' Rights

Allegra Kirkland Talking Points Memo
As officials try to frustrate the implementation of constitutional amendment that passed with 65 percent of the vote, a slow-motion crisis is building in the state of Florida.
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